"I would definitely recommend this service to other Hastoe tenants and am really grateful that it was
available to me at a difficult and stressful time."
Amanda, Hastoe resident
Money advice service
Welcome to Hastoe's money advice service! The service is completely free and available to all residents. You do not need to have rent arrears to receive advice and support from our welfare and benefit advisors, and no question or query is too big or too small for the team.
Things we can help you with:
- Completing a welfare benefits entitlement check
- Applying for benefits
- Applying for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP)
- Assessing your finances, income and outgoings
- Managing your spending
- Reviewing your energy costs and switching providers
- Suggesting other agencies who can help
Real life examples of how we have helped:
Our Money Matters Advisors have helped our residents to improve their finances in a number of ways, including increasing one tenant’s income by £200 per week through a benefit check and application, saving tenants up to £240 per year on fuel bills by helping them to switch energy providers, and generating a backdated benefits payment of over £14,000 plus ongoing weekly payments for one of our tenants. Read about how one of our advisors helped resident Megan get back on her feet and save over £3,000.
Meet the team
Get in touch
To find out how our Welfare and Benefits Advisors can help you please complete the request form below. Alternatively, you can get in touch with your Area Housing Manager directly and ask to be referred.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you.
Other organisations that can help
As well as the money advice service that we provide, there are a number of other organisations who may be able to help you review your financial situation:
You can find advice on being made redundant, finding work, claiming benefits and managing debts here.